LISD seeks public input on its needs

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Leander Independent School District is seeking participants for an online feedback forum to collect comments and questions for bond advisory committees to help address district growth.

The rapidly growing district is expected to grow by another 6,000 in the next five years. The district’s board of trustees formed a bond advisory steering committee earlier this year to put together a three- to five-year facility plan. This plan is estimated to include three new elementary schools and one new middle school.

According to district officials, the steering committee formed subcommittees in February that have holding meetings ever since. These subcommittees are asking the public to share their feedback on district wants and needs. 

The forum features five interest areas to reflect each subcommittee—elementary needs, middle school needs, high school needs, technology needs and ancillary needs, which include science, the arts and athletics. 

Officials say the steering committee will meet again in May to go over the results from the five subcommittees. The board of trustees expect to hear a presentation in June in preparation for a potential November bond election.

Anyone can make a submission. Users may submit questions, comments, suggestions, concerns and compliments from within each of those five interest areas. Submissions must be sent to Leander ISD by May 5.

All submissions will be reviewed. Submissions may or may not receive personalized responses.

The forum is hosted by the district’s Let’s Talk! program and can be accessed from the district’s homepage at www.leanderisd.org or from the Bond Advisory Committee website at www.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?name=bond.main.

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